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  1. pvicnan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hurrah! I can't believe I am putting my site here! Haha.. Please tell me what you think; I know I have lots to learn! (a rather computer-illeterate fellow) =op
    http://www.vicnan.com/

  2. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    @arthur would you mind posting the link to the graphics site. IMHO your 5 min revamps are a dream. Really useful and very good stuff. This is a text forum but sites are visual and a picture paints a thousand words. If you had two minutes to look at my header catastrophe (lack of inspiration) Id be really grateful.

  3. Oisin
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    1. Soooooo confusing ....what column is what? what post is newest? where do I begin?? whats more important?
    2. The colours aren't to my taste - although I did make one of my first sites with the same colour scheme so I can't really criticise
    3. Name/time is dark grey on black which is virtually unreadable
    4. Theres no sort of visual que to this site
    5. font sizes are all over the place

    I must disagree with you here, Arthur...
    1. It takes a few seconds, but when you realise what the columns are for - well, I think that's an extremely inventive of dividing the site, I love it.
    2. Colours aren't my favourite either, but they fit and are well done.
    3. Name/time isn't really that important, is it? I can see why you'd choose an inconspicuous colour for them (although a little lighter on the grey wouldn't hurt)
    4. What is a visual que? ¿Qué? :P
    5. How so? They seem quite well-ordered to me...
    A few suggestions to you, pvicnan:
    1. Use something other than the swirly S-thingies for borders on the posts themselves - the effect they give is nice, but the swirly S-thingies themselves are hideous (well, IMO). Preferably something that would separate the individual posts a little clearer.
    2. Move the Meta section of the menu up above the Google ads - it looks very detached, sitting all alone there at the bottom...
    Other than that, I think it's a very good layout. Very good.

  4. arthuc01
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just a quick wee visit before I go to bed....
    Root - glad you like them - i'll have a wee look at your header in the morning - this could be an interesting challenge.
    Oisin -
    1. I only worked out that one column was for a journal and one was for writing after reading a few posts - most people won't take the time and there needs to be some sort of clear indication of whats what
    2. A personal taste thing - like I say I've used the same colours in a site before - i've moved on (I'm in my light and minimilistic phase at the mo ;-) ) but I can't criticise
    3. "Name/time isn't important" well why bother having it then? - if he's the only author and he only posts one posting a day then i'd agree that its unnecessary - but he's chosen to have it on there so its obviously important to him at the time being
    4. I'm not sure if que/queue is the word I'm looking for but what I mean is essentially a visual signal to help orientate the user on the page and with a task. A good example of the idea is the underlining of links. (An explanation thats as clear as mud ;-) )
    5. The ones that caught my eye were the category labels
    I would agree with you (Oisin) about the swirls and I do feel that the meta data should be moved up - but personally I would put the adsense bar horizontally at the top of the page

  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Header catastrophe has now been fixed. You inspired me. But thanks anyway.
    Nevertheless if it could be tweaked I am still open for ideas. But maybe someone else needs a hand.

  6. arthuc01
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thats brighton pier isn't it? I thought it had fallen into the sea? I love that great british sky where they grey sky merges into the grey sea....

  7. pvicnan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Woah.. Thanks! Really! That image sure helped.. ^_^ Well, I'll be off to bustle around it.. I'll post back here when I'm done!

  8. pvicnan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Haha.. a question.. How can I 'break' my menu up like how is shown in the image?

  9. arthuc01
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    there are two ways - the easiest is to add an extra div so you have one div containing Blogs, links archives and categoreis and a second div with calander other and meta - the other way is to float each ul ul as a seperate block level element (fixed width) - this is a pain the @rse.
    A cavaet if you do try to do a similar sort of design - be aware of the length of your menu columns - this may be an excellent place for the drop down archives/categories we were discussing with theglobalguy
    http://wordpress.org/support/11/6672

  10. pvicnan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks! (Gosh.. I feel like smacking myself.. kinda like a "DUH" moment, wasn't it? =op)

  11. arthuc01
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Happens to us all mate ;-)

  12. Oisin
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I see you've found the best possible solution for the Google ads - getting rid of them :)

  13. pvicnan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Haha.. yeah *rolls eyes* Who was i kidding? =op Thanks for all the help!

  14. pvicnan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Woah.. I just realised that I have butchered my old template! Completly! (I was using [pink lilies]) I LOVE wordpress! Haha.. I've learnt a smattering of php and CSS..

  15. pvicnan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well, am slowly changing the site.. trying to discover a visual scheme that would interest me.. Haha.. Btw, all hail arthuc01! AND Oisin!

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